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Taking a Break From E-mail

July 9, 2008
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One company’s experiment with “E-mail Free Fridays” offers some lessons in how to manage the flood of often unnecessary messages.
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Communication One Size Does Not Fit All

July 9, 2008
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Employees should be trained to assess the business context before deciding whether to dial the phone or hit the ‘send’ button on an e-mail or instant message.
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Calling on Experts

June 20, 2008
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Widely used but not well publicized, the DACUM method of job analysis gains momentum as a training and performance tool. Its chief advantage is that it draws on the wisdom of high-performing workers.
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The Talent Development Challenge

June 5, 2008
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During a recent conference, four learning executives at major companies discussed the challenge of tailoring training and development to meet the needs of fast-changing, hard-charging global companies. All are striving to integrate learning into their talent management processes.
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HR Information Management Professionals to Get a Certification All Their Own

June 3, 2008
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IHRIM plans to have it first HR information management certification exam in 2009. The certification will be the first of its kind.
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Dial M for Mobile Learning

May 29, 2008
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Mobile learning delivers content to PDAs and cell phones, giving field workers access to training where and when they need it. Technology integration can be a barrier, but as cell phone capabilities and mobile learning authoring tools improve, such content is becoming a viable option in meeting the learning needs of a growing mobile workforce.
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Do-It-Yourself E-Learning

May 15, 2008
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User-friendly content authoring tools and seamless integration allow small in-house training departments to develop their own e-learning courses in a matter of days.
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Never Too Young for Business Education

April 22, 2008
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Although most companies aren’t actively recruiting youngsters in middle school, research by Deloitte uncovered some surprising findings: Many children already have well-established college plans by time they are 12. Nearly half of 12- to 14-year-olds have started thinking seriously about their careers. By the time they are 17 to 18, many have chosen a career path.
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Samsung Sells New Product Ongoing Employee Development

March 25, 2008
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Although Samsung is well established as a global organization, it wasn’t until 2007 that it established a full-time training function for its 10,000 employees in North America.
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Companies Simulate to Stimulate Learning

March 25, 2008
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Samsung is among a widening circle of organizations using business simulation technologies to help managers meet the challenges that lie ahead.
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